Today I tried 2 Roman restaurants and was disappointed in both:
- Giggetto (lunch): went to taste their seasonal artichoke and zucchini flowers. Both were heavily fried, a la State Fair Twinkie fried, and left much to be desired;
- Osteria La Gensola (dinner): dishes were passable, but priced at twice their value. To be honest, the pasta tasted like al dente De Cecco with an OK flavorful sauce, not what I expect for $20 bucks a dish... And the antipasto included chopped fresh tomatoes that rivaled any US grocery store for blandness and desecration to a proper tomato.
I did not cross the ocean for this!
Can the opinionated among you please reply with suggestions to recover my food experience of Rome? Or should I save my money for the Italian countryside and stick to affordable pizza while in the eternal city?